J frame 357. I am not paranoid I just remember my Boy Scout motto of " Be Prepared"! No one ever plans to go to trouble or to have it come to them, so always being prepared means that should trouble come I will not have to ask that trouble to wait while I go in my house and get my gun!!
But wait, silly me! Maybe trouble will say hey go ahead and I will mow a couple of rounds of the yard while you go and get your gun. That must be how it will work in a polite society. I will come back and we will admire my gun and what a fine piece of craftsmanship that it is and I will then simply give it and my wallet to trouble. Oh darn, there was an accidental discharge and now I have a burning pain and I am bleeding. Trouble is not sure how his finger got onto the trigger and caused me such trauma, but thanks me for my donation, apologizes and leaves.
Now to reality. We just had an older couple pistol whipped, beaten and left for dead (they did not die) simply because it is their nature to help people. They both commented that they now will not answer the door to be helpful or help strangers along side the road and will be armed at all times. Morals and ethics are so skewed in this country that you never know when a wacko will appear. Be Prepared!!